Friday, August 5, 2011
Mini-greenhouses or raised beds? Both!
Driving through La Pine, Oregon, (home base for our Central Oregon outing) in route to a nursery (you’re not surprised are you?) Andrew spotted these mini greenhouses... On top of raised beds… And they are built to open and close with ease! Smart huh? More smarts…they are using water filled milk jugs to slowly water the beds. We later learned that the temperature can fluctuate greatly here, it can be in the 80’s during the day and at night, below freezing. So it makes sense to be able to open and close these covers on a moment’s notice. The water filled jugs shown above also probably help to even out temperature fluctuations. The same complex had a charming and functional rain barrel catchment system. Smart gardening in small town Oregon!